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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust colleagues celebrated their achievements at the Trust’s annual Celebrating You awards last week.

There were three separate events during the day on Wednesday 17 May held in Coleford, Gloucester and Cirencester to enable as many colleagues as possible to join the celebration and recognise the excellence in work carried out in community services and community hospitals in the county.  

Individuals and teams were nominated by colleagues in 11 categories, either for clearly demonstrating the values of the Trust – caring, open, responsible and effective or excellence in a particular area of work or area.

Amongst the winners were the Macmillan Next Steps team, a joint project between the Trust and charity Macmillan to support people who have lived with cancer in Gloucestershire, the Princess Anne Day Surgery Unit at Stroud, and Kevin Gannaway Pitts, who has set up Health and Hustle fitness groups to improve the health of co-workers. The awards also included recognition of the role of Trust volunteers and apprentices across the organisation.

Katie Norton, chief executive at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, said; “We had over 230 nominations this year for individuals and teams and it was inspiring to see how valued colleagues are by their teams and the amazing work they are doing to live the Trust’s values. 

“It’s a testament to the work across the Trust that it was so very hard to select our final short-lists, let alone the winners.

“The events themselves were an absolute pleasure – supportive, celebratory and full of positive stories about the work we do. With more than 2,700 colleagues working for the Trust across the Gloucestershire these awards help everyone come together to recognise outstanding contributions and demonstrate the full extent of the Trust’s work” 


Values Award – Caring 
Princess Anne Day Surgery Unit, Stroud Hospital
Blessie Irving, Nurse at Cirencester Hospital

Values Award – Open 
Zena Trigg and the Hadwen Nursing Team 

Values Award – Responsible
Time to Care Team 
Helen Heath, Health Care Assistant, Gloucester

Values Award – Effective 
Complex Leg Wound Service   

Understanding You Award – Community Hospitals
Julie Lerigo, Stroud Hospital

Understanding You Award – Integrated Community Teams
Katherine Stratton, Tewkesbury

Understanding You Award – Countywide Services 
Macmillan Next Steps  

Understanding You Award – Children and Young People’s Services 
Rose De Greef, Community Nursery Nurse, Brockworth

Understanding You Award – Support Services 
Kevin Gannaway-Pitts, Clinical Systems Team

Achievement Award – Volunteer of the Year 
Amy Jeffries, Conversation Partners Scheme
Peter Harney, Conversation Partners Scheme

Achievement Award – Apprentice of the Year 
Chelsea Burnham


22 May 2017